Pool installations are of different kinds and marblesheen is one material that’s very popular with many homeowners. This type of pool is constructed using a concrete shell and is made of white marble chips embedded in white cement. If you have a marblesheen pool that has been installed in the 1970’s, there is a distinct possibility that it also contains a certain amount of asbestos.
High-grade Marblesheen Pools that have been installed by skilled installers will typically have dense hard surfaces that are very durable; we have seen pools made of this material lasting for up to 30 decades. If your pool installation has a more porous and open surface, it could age faster and show signs of wear and tear within 10 years.
Types of issues that can surface
There are a number of different problem that can show up in Marblesheen Pools installations:
- Marblesheen tends to get porous over time since the white cement dissolves and gets worn down. This also leaves behind fine crevices that become the perfect spot for algae build-up.
- It loses its white surface-colouring and starts looking more creamish in colour. If there is an algae infestation, it can also develop black areas and dark stains
- There are times when random cracks may appear in some portion
- At times some of the areas may lose adhesion and break away from the installation altogether
- The other common problems that pool owners may notice are eroded patches
- Drummy patches may be noticed when the pool surface is checked by experts- this check would have to be carried out once your pool is empty
- In case you have an older marblecrete pool, it may need higher doses of chemicals to keep it looking good. It also becomes much more challenging to maintain an acceptable water balance in the pool
Fixing Marblesheen – The work process
Regardless of what the problems with your Marblesheen Pools are, we at Pool Restorations can tackle all types of pool repair and restoration jobs in an expert and professional manner. There are a number of aspects involved in our work process:
- The very first thing our experts will do is look for algae build-up. If they find that the contamination levels are very high, the pool’s surface will have to be acid-washed.
- The surfaces will be carefully sanded and we check every inch for drummy areas, cracks and crevices. If we find any drummy spots, it’s an indication that the upper layer is separating from the concrete. Typically, these spots have a lot of calcium deposits and the surfaces also become very porous.
- All these areas will be cut out and finished well
- A high pressure wash will be used to remove all the loose debris
- This will be followed by a coat sealer and 3 coats of epoxy paint
We have the knowledge, technology, experience and the resources to tackle all types of Marblecrete Pools repairs. For any more information about our services and a quote, call Pool Restorations at this number- 0416488461. You can also send us an online enquiry via this page.